September 14, 2010 at 9:54 am #253207HerbmanMember
I got a tick on me yesterday. My sister pulled it off for me when I noticed it in the afternoon and it wasn’t yet fat – so it must have only just started to eat my blood.
The tick was in the buttock region and now I have a bruise that just keeps growing and getting more itchy. It’s all black and blue like a bruise, and it is sore to sit on.
Has anyone else had similar experiences with ticks causing this type of reaction? Did you do anything or did it just go away?
We are sure that we got the head out because the little blighter was crawling around on the table after we pulled it out (until I squished it).
Thanks.September 14, 2010 at 10:41 am #476703dianneParticipant
when you pull ticks off they will inject you with the posion because you squezed it. Next time you get one dab on eucalyptus oil and it will unwind and drop off and die.September 14, 2010 at 10:51 am #476704osakasuzMember
I’d get it checked out – I’ve removed a few ticks from time to time and not had that reaction…September 14, 2010 at 11:48 am #476705Judi BKeymaster
Herby get it checked I react with a big itchy, red spreading area and I get some antihistamine (sp) for mine.September 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm #476706mistyhollowsMember
I’d get it checked out too. Had a friend with a tick on her arm recently and she had the same reaction, for about a month she had aches, chills and was quite unwell. Spent several weeks on antibiotics too but antihistamines would be a great start tonight until you can get to the gp.September 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm #476707GiannaMember
Ouch! :hug: Go to dox.September 14, 2010 at 5:39 pm #476708AnonymousGuest
guess anyone can ahve any sort of reaction mine usually is teh spot is itchy for a few days, eucalyptus oil have to remember that for the furute maybe? i’ve always used a little kerosene on a cotton bud touch down near the head and the tick dies. not always possible to get to doc’ prob’ best way.
have also seen where “experts” say that even if the head did remain it would simply fester and then could be popped out. i used to think other, but then even with the smallest tick they have all come out whole.
everyone has different resistances, a friend now got damaged heart due to his reaction of dropping blood pressure and incorrect treatment by tired doctor at local hospital. but that is another story.
boost the vit’ ‘c’ good one to clean out toxins, need vit’ ‘d’ up to speed but for the ‘c’ to be absorbed properly. just how i see it.
but see doc’ now.
lenSeptember 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm #476709edensgateMember
Yeah, we keep the Zyrtec on hand for these situations. My kids get hives reactions to insect bite, etc. Quite often the tiniest tic will leave an angry red welt for ages, then become a hard lump of scar tissue that never goes away.
A friend of mine last week had one on her temple. It was only there overnight, but half her face was swollen for a week – even her eye was swollen shut. Don’t mess with ’em. Get it checked.
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